Not a valid Win 32 application?

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When I try to install this demo an error comes up on screen which says.....
C:\Documents and Settings\Greg Mackie\Desktop\PariahMPDemo.exe is not a
valid Win32 application.
Please how can I fix this?
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    Hi Macdog,

    "Macdog" <Macdog@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:DA8C603B-6598-4DA9-8A68-541CE69699E5@microsoft.com...
    | When I try to install this demo an error comes up on screen which says.....
    | C:\Documents and Settings\Greg Mackie\Desktop\PariahMPDemo.exe is not a
    | valid Win32 application.
    | Please how can I fix this?

    Not a Valid Win32 Application Errors can occur if your game's installation
    is damaged or corrupt.. The first step would be to reinstall the game:

    Here's how to properly install or reinstall a game (and patch):

    Step A: Temporarily disable Startup programs one at a time, starting with
    Firewall, Antivirus & AdBlockers using this method:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=331796 or this utility:
    http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php Reboot, go to Step B.

    Step B: In Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs, delete the game and then
    the game's folder especially if you previously experienced problems
    with a patch, or if you installed the Trial, Mods, NO CD patches, etc.

    Note: Click Start to Search or Find your game. Many times there are two installs
    of the same game on a system and the patch installs to the wrong one. Also if you
    installed a Trial version of the game, this could be causing a conflict.. Uninstall it
    and delete the folder.

    CLEANUP: Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
    / Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
    the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

    Step C: Install and Run Regcleaner and if it finds any stray registry keys for the
    game, delete them. Reboot your computer, and then re-install the game.
    Regcleaner Download: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download460.html

    Step D: Play a single player game, using an administrators account if necessary.

    Step E: Download new game patches or mods in case the old ones are corrupt.
    Double click the patch/mod to install it. If it's a .zip file, unzip it into the
    game's folder and follow the instruction in it's readme.txt file.

    Step F: Reboot your computer, verify that your game is working properly, and
    re-enable any programs that you disabled using the method in Step A.


    --
    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
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